Jim Benson has joined Hollywood praisery the Lippin Group as senior veepee.
Until recently, Benson — a former Daily Variety
TV reporter — was Los Angeles bureau chief for Broadcasting & Cable. He had previously spent eight years at Universal/Studios USA overseeing media relations for the company’s syndie unit.
At Lippin, Benson will work with the company’s corporate and emerging media clients. He’ll be based in Los Angeles.